Cash 4 College event Sunday
Cabrillo College will host its third annual Cash 4 College day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Aptos campus, where students and parents can come to learn more about financial aid and get help filling out student aid forms.
The event will be held in Cabrillo's Computer Technology Center, Building 1400, 6500 Soquel Drive.
For information, call 831-479-6415 or email email@example.com.
Cabrillo and UC Santa Cruz financial aid counselors will be available for assistance filling out free applications for federal student aid forms and Dream Act applications for undocumented students, according to a release announcing the event. Attendees will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Health care talk set Friday
The Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz presents Health Care for Low Income Individuals, Kids, and Seniors with Alan McKay, executive director of the Central California Alliance For Health, at noon Friday at Garfield Park Meeting Room, 721 Bay Ave.
There are big changes coming to the local health care system as the federal Obama Care Act is implemented in California.
The largest impacts in our area will be on low-income individuals, kids and seniors.
McKay will discuss the coming changes and
Cost is $8 with RSVP or $10 at the door. To RSVP, call 831-688-2981.
For information on the event, contact Carol Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-423-2356.
Lecture on Iran policy dilemma
The American Association of University Women is sponsoring a lecture and discussion March 4 about Iran and America, Policy Dilemma.
The 7-8:30 p.m. event, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Drive, will be led by Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman.
The session is part of "The Great Decisions Program," a national public program for informing voters about foreign policy and its complex issues. The event is open to the public.
For information, call 831-685-8514.
Unlicensed contractors targeted
State Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, is targeting unlicensed contractors. Monning is authoring a bill to give the state the power to cite unlawful contractors despite inaction by local authorities.
It is one of a package of bipartisan bills aimed at the "underground economy" that Monning introduced this week.
Monning has targeted unlicensed professionals previously, and estimates they cost the state billions annually in uncollected taxes.
Unlicensed contractors also undercut law-abiding businesses, he said.
Caregivers workshop Thursday
A free workshop, Hiring and Managing In-Home Caregivers, will take place 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday at Inner Light Ministries, 5630 Soquel Drive.
This workshop presented by Health Projects Center, Senior Network Services, Seniors Council and County of Santa Cruz will explore the ins and outs of hiring and managing in-home caregivers. Topics to be explored will include: preventing fraud, selecting appropriate care and how to hire caregivers.
Bob Lee, Santa Cruz County district attorney, will provide an introduction. For information, call 831-459-6639.
Pacific Speakers Association meeting slated for Thursday
The guest speaker for the Thursday meeting of the Pacific Speakers Association is Kristy Rogers, noted "business connector" in the San Francisco Bay Area. She will speak on the topic: Producing and Facilitating Networking Events.
The meting starts at 7 p.m. at the Rio Sands Motel Banquet Room, 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Rio del Mar.
Amnesty International dinner supports human rights efforts
The annual Amnesty International Santa Cruz Group spaghetti dinner (vegetarian) is Saturday at the Live Oak Senior Center, 1777 Capitola Road at 17th Avenue.
Dinner is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children.
Music is by jazz trio Minor Thirds. A raffle starts at 7:30 p.m. and a silent auction will be held.
Proceeds go to pay for sending letters on behalf of those who have been imprisoned around the world for nonviolently expressing their beliefs in support of human rights.
Boys & Girls games at arena
The two Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz's Basketball Leagues will play championship games March 2 at Kaiser Permanente Arena, home of the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Divisions 1 and 2 will play at 2 and 3 p.m., respectively. The games are free and open to the public.